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Pirate Makes The Coffee: A Tutorial

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I don't know if you could tell by the name of my blog, but I love coffee. Regular coffee, iced coffee, Cuban coffee, gas station coffee. There is no wrong answer. 

Really, my entire household is pretty hooked on the caffeinated beverage. Well, not quite everyone. Not Tootsie Roll, but give her time. She's only one.


We have had a very cold and rainy week. So when Pirate and I were trying to get warmed up yesterday, we pulled out one of our favorite little coffee makers: Melitta Pour-Over Coffee Brewer



Oh how we love this little guy! We bought this about 5 years ago and makes a delicious cup of coffee. We think it's even better than the drip-coffee some days. I was running low on coffee the other day, so I made sure to use the Melitta to better "budget" my coffee to save some for later. Because Mama needs her coffee. 

I'll say it again, Mama needs her coffee.

It'…

A Little Valentine's DIY: Under $5

Valentine's Day is upon us! It's less than a week away, and I have a little DIY for you. One of my favorite things to write on this blog has been my little Five Under $5 series. So in the spirit of Valentine's Day and for the love of little gifts with little price tags, I give you the Heart Map.

All you need are a few good memories, a picture frame, some paper and a printer, a little magic from Google, and some basic craft supplies like scissors and glue. And coffee. Never forget the coffee.



Let's get started! Now please remember, this comes from the heart. It's not about perfection. Nothing on this blog is EVER about being perfect! Believe me! The first thing I did was find the locations of some meaningful memories on Google maps, and printed them out. Then I found a background on google images that I liked. When you have all that, we can start!

1. Make yourself a little heart shaped template; I used cardstock. You can use whatever you want. Start cutting your littl…